Edward Burman was made Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural exchanges between China and the West.
Edward's most recent of eighteen books was published in a Chinese translation by Shaanxi People's Press in late 2015. It was then published in English in 2016, as Xi'an Through European Eyes: A Cultural History in the Year of the Horse. Since 2016 he has been a Trustee of the Xi'an City Wall Heritage Foundation in which he is the only foreign trustee. He has set up EB Cultural Enterprises Ltd in Hong Kong for his cultural activities.